Hopscotch

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Scrumptious sound, the song's the thing, and jazz is the genre.

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released 11 November 2014

Jeanie Mishler, vocals. Charlie Hiestand, keyboards and rhythm guitar. Bubba Jones, lead guitar and rhythm guitar. Ronnie Bishop, drums. Nate Parker, bass. Jeff Busch, percussion. Sura Charlier, alto saxophone, Brian Kent, tenor saxophone, Tony Grasso, trumpet, Erika Raven, flute. Kathy Hettle, backup vocals. Arrangements by Charlie Hiestand.
Produced by Jeanie Mishler, Bubba Jones., and Charlie Hiestand. Tracking engineers: Bubba Jones, Steve Feasley, Pat Colgan, and Don Gale. Mix engineer: Bubba Jones. Mastering engineer: Barry Corliss, Masterworks. Album photography: William Mishler.

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Hopscotch Seattle, Washington

If you've heard a jazzy, funny tune with crazy tap dancing coming from a small neighborhood jazz bar anywhere in Seattle you've probably heard of Hopscotch.

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Track Name: A Dog's Life
Hey, little doggy walkin' down the street
happy with the way the road comes up to meet your feet.
Hey, little doggy what more can I say
nothing left to do but just to bark, eat, sleep, and play.

It's a Dog's Life, if you take it, no strife if you don't make it
there's no cause to worry if your bowl is always full
It's a Dog's Life, very funny. Your days are always sunny.
Why can't I be like a doggy too, instead of wastin' time moonin' over you.

Panting at your window, scratching at your door.
You always leave me hungry always wanting more.
If I were a doggy, I'd be your best friend,
but you leave me so lonely feels like it's the end!

It's a Dog's Life, if you take it, no strife if you don't make it
there's no cause to worry if your bowl is always full
It's a Dog's Life, very funny. Your days are always sunny.
Why can't I be like a doggy too, instead of wastin' time moonin' over you.

There are two sides to ev'ry penny, nickel, dime and quarter.
There's always another Lenny, Harry, Tom, or Porter.
There's more fish in the sea, man, more vistas to view.
But I'm stuck up in this tree, man, lookin' just for you!

It's a Dog's Life, if you take it, no strife if you don't make it
there's no cause to worry if your bowl is always full
It's a Dog's Life, very funny. Your days are always sunny.
Why can't I be like a doggy too,
instead of wastin' time, instead of wastin' time,
instead of wastin' time moonin' over you.
Track Name: Dreams
Verse 1:
You came to me in my dreams last night.
You spent hours with me it seems last night.
What I thought was lost forever to memory,
Was found in the night, there you're mine, completely.

Verse 2:
Did you sense you were in my dreams last night,
And did you recall when awake how you held me fast and tight.
Or is it just me living love in the depths of the darkness of my mind?
Or are we both seeking in dreams, love to find?

Chorus:
Your lips pressing into mine, breath searing into my skin.
Sensation is much too fine. It's a sin to begin, to dream again.
Again.

Chorus

Verse 1 Repeat
Track Name: Old Fashioned
Maybe you think that I should be more progressive.
Your wandrin' eyes shouldn't make my heart restive.
Say what you will, I guess I'm really old fashioned.

When you first played my lips that night at the screening,
You didn't listen, didn't hear my heart's leaning.
Say what you will, I guess I'm really old fashioned.

Every song in your heart is a song I must sing.
You see love is a funny game. It's always been the same.
It's not a myst'ry. Just read your history.

I didn't know that you could bring me much lower.
This torture couldn't go much faster or much slower.
Say what you will, my knees are getting bruised.
They fit the bill, for being overused,
From pleading with you, yes! I'm really old fashioned.
Track Name: I Wish I Could Stop Lovin' You
Verse 1:
Why do you play hide and seek, like the sun behind the clouds?
I search in desperation for the light that can be found.
We're playing games and wearin' masks of which we can't be found.
And there are days so far from you, I wanna' cry out loud, cry out loud.

Chorus:
For I can't see inside your heart.
And that's what's tearin' me apart.
I wish I could stop lovin' you.

Verse 2:
Like the hooves of wild horses as they're riding past,
Will the thunder in my heart be somethin' that'll last?
Is passion just a frenzy, a brief spell that is cast?
The desertscape of loneliness emerges hard and fast, hard and fast.

Chorus

Verse 3:
Yesterday I saw your face and knew that I would go.
Don't tell me why this time and place won't work. It's just not so.
My tortured heart can't take the pace: too fast and then too slow.
My dreams are more than you can give that's somethin' that I know, that I know.

Chorus
Track Name: Addicted to You
You see me, like no one else did before you.
You touch me. There's no way that I can ignore you.
You hear me, when I have nothing to say.
You see me. You touch me. You hear me.
My heart's in disarray.

You're speaking. To me it's as if you are praying.
I'm not ready, for one single thing you are saying.
It's music. Poetry in my confusion. Is this really love
or in time, just an illusion?

Heart's pounding, hands trembling, lips pressing, blood racing.
Repeat
You oo oo. Addicted to you.
Repeat

Chorus Again

You're leaving. To me it's as if it's forever. I'm feeling our tenuous bond start to sever.
It happens every time you say good bye. Always concealing my need. My smile is a lie. My smile is a lie.

Chorus
Track Name: Ici-Bas
Ici-bas tous les lilas meurent,
Tous les chants des oiseaux sont courts,
Je reveaux etes qui demeurent toujours!

Ici-bas les levres effleurent
Sans rien laisser de leur velours,
Je reveaux baiser qui demeurent toujours!

Ici-bas, tous les hommes pleurent
Leurs amities ou leurs amours,
Je reve aux couples qui demeurent, toujours!
Track Name: Ravenna Nocturne
Trapped inside a close and stifling room.
Eluded beauty hidden in gloom.
She couldn't see or hear the violet evening,
Painted freshly on the sky.

Heaviness of heart is still.
Freed from her sadness, feet move against her will.
Stepping out into the liquid,
Possibility of night.

Opening out to see water-colored sky.
A star that glistens "hello" to her.
Promises a gallery of brilliance-
Generous, twilight treasure.

Gratitude fills longing hearts.
Loveliness in every passing moment.
Live a life of beauty if we choose,
In the possibility of night.
In the possibility of night.
Track Name: It's Okay
Your eyes are glintin' dizzy
while ya' chat up Lizzy.
You're seemin' mighty busy, hey!
It's okay, you will pay.

You're dancin' kinda silly
all night long with lily.
She's so cute and frilly, hey!
It's okay you will pay.

You'll pay when my sweet kisses no longer tease your lips.
Your bank account is empty I've given you the slip.
While you are sad and homeless I'll be in the sun
spending ev'ry penny you've earned one by one

You're flirtin' so ambitious
with my boss's mistress.
Revenge will be delicious, hey!
It's okay you will pay.

You'll pay when you no longer have property to own.
You're living with your granny in her mobile home.
To top it off she's stinky, incontinent at night.
No chickies will be sleepin' over. It will bite.

You're smokin' in the alley
at the break with Sally.
You're makin' quite tally, hey!
It’s okay, you will pay.

It seems I'm not defensive
but your illusions are expensive.
You think I'd leave you never,
but I'm just bein' clever.
It seems that I'm besotted,
but here's what I have plotted.
It's okay, have a nice day! You will pay!
Track Name: Adoro
Verse 1:

Adoro, la calle en que nos vimos,
la noche, cuando nos conocimos.
Adoro, las cosas que me dices,
nuestros ratos felices, los adoro, vida mia.

Verse 2:
Adoro, la forma en que sonríes
y el modo en que a veces me riñes;
Adoro, las seda de tusmanos,
lost besos que nos damos, los adoro, vida mía.

Bridge:
Y me muero por tenerte junto a mí,
cerca, muy cerca de mí, no separarme de tí,
y'es que eres mi existencia, y mi sentir,
eres me luna, eres me sol, eres mi noche de amor.

Verse 3:
Adoro, el brillo de tus ojos;
lo dulce qu hay en tus labios rojos;
Adoro, la forma en que me miras
Y'hasta cuando suspiras, yo te adoro, vida mía.
Yo, yo te adoro, vida, vida mía.
Yo, yo te adoro, vida, vida mía.
Track Name: Handy Man
He's got a hammer that drives a nail so true
he's got a paint brush paints every color but blue
he’s got a drill that needs no batteries
it's always ready for your construction needs.

He’ll check your basement he's got an eye for every leak
he'll stay and fix them even if it takes all week
he'll wash your windows he will hang your door
and when you're lucky he'll even mop your floor.

He's a handy man, your complete and total home improvement plan.
Better than any man can, he's a handy man.

Now you may wonder if this guy could work for you
your home needs fixin' and you're feelin mighty blue
well I must confess he is really slow
too many projects here I'll never let him go

He's a handy man, your complete and total home improvement plan.
Better than any man can, he's a handy man.
Track Name: It's As If
Your hand drifting down my summer skin,
My thoughts return to what made it all begin.
Seeing you here somehow wonderful,
it's as if we've just begun.

Hearts warm and open to the sound,
The music of time that circles round and round.
Memories played that are magical,
It's as if they've just begun.

Times not strolling past us.
It races flies and runs.
But immersed times spent in a life with you
becomes a melody sung

A lovely tune revealed to just my ears
played with a hand that erases all the years.
Seeing you here somehow wonderful,
it's as if we've just begun.
Track Name: The Color of Your Mood
The color of your mood is not where you'll stay,
for all of life includes more than this day.
Luscious juicy red, cherry, plum and wine;
crimson will be yours in time.
Ripening like fruit in the summer breeze,
hidden under emerald leaves.

This gray that lingers on will soon depart,
softer rosy hues will fill your heart.
Honeysuckle blooms, orange yellow fire;
hope is flush with new desire.
A dream will wash your mind in lovely mellow light.
Your wishes will be put to flight.